banaue rice terraces and the new 7 wonders

rice terraces - banawe rice terraces
@repzkoopz (1895)
Philippines
March 27, 2007 1:01am CST
before, the banaue rice terraces was considered a wonder of the world because of its ingenuity and beauty. but currently, the 7 wonders of the world are about to be replaced since almost all of the have either deteriorated or have been destroyed. the only remaining wonder is the Pyramids of Giza. i'm still wondering why the rice terraces is not included in the list. how about you guys? anything say on this?
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@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
27 Mar 07
i was proud all the time before that banaue rice terraces is included in the seven wonders of the world. it's amazing. imagine how big the world is and philippines' banaue rice terraces outstands all other great places? just sad that it's no longer on the list (is it really not in the new list anymore?). i have seen how bad our banaue rice terraces had been now on television months ago. it was not really taken cared of and so, it turned out that some parts of it had been destroyed already. sad to know that our forefathers who had worked hard to make that place beautiful and world class before isn't that beautiful anymore today. i just hope that next time when the list is again renewed, banaue rice terraces will be back in the race.
@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
sadly, yeah, its no longer on the list. and i think its because the banaue rice terraces has already been developed. its no longer the genuine rice terraces the ifugaos created. it is no longer developed, and harvested by hand. nowadays, machines have taken over the rice terraces.
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@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
27 Mar 07
yep. you have a point there. i still do believe that sometimes, too much technology isn't worth it, too.
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@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
absolutely! specially if you're protecting a national heritage. it may be primitive, but hey, its ingenious! where else can you find such a symbol of hard work.
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@J3rvic (145)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
Huh? It is really gone?. Its a bad news because Banaue rice terraces is one of our great tourist spots because it is included in the 7 wonders on the world. Hmmm, will it still be a great tourist spot even if its not a wonder of the world. I think it would still be a tourist spot but not as famous as it before.
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@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
gone from the list? yeah, its not listed anymore. try googling the new 7 wonders of the world so you get the idea. c",)
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@vehaileairu (2286)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
on the way to la union, deforested and landslide - poor Philippines, it was a beautiful gift from god but people just waste it..
it was a very good example of our heritage.. our reflection... our culture, our creativity and our people and history... but seems like the government, promoted high tech places like cities and other civilized places than of the wonders of the world which we own... besides they are busy campaigning and busy corrupting than having the care of what must be developed and taken care of.. so much of selfish intentions and forsaken the entire country... if people's troubles and problems are rejected... how much more our nature?of the 100% natural vegetation and thick forest of rich growth of different species are gone and destroyed... then on we all suffer.. much we even pay the price.. flash floods etc... and we blame and point each other.. but does the government care? no... maybe some of them... most will just benefit from everything we are in treasure.. from natural resources and natural gifts... and didn't even think of replacing or preserving these in the future.. sometimes, our country is just so frustrating.. im just so lucky to be born in this paradise, but too unlucky to grew up in this kind of system... well... we are still here, we are proud and always be.^_^ take care..
@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
i guess this is the reason why Filipinos are such happy people. we always look at the bright side no matter how depressing our country has been. we are proud to be Filipinos!
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• Philippines
27 Mar 07
Our rice terraces might be out of the list but still be proud of it because it had been a part and will always remain a wonder...
@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
thats the thing about it. because of too much technology applied, its slowly fading away from the list of great wonders.
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• Philippines
2 Apr 07
I saw it when they run it on tv. Showing how bad the state of the banaue rice terraces has become. They blamed it all on the youngters getting educated in the fields outside of agriculture. The ones who are left to take over the cudgels of farming the area, found difficulty to keep it in shape because, some agriculturists had the big error of introducing those big earthworms which proved to be a menace to the farmers rather than a help. It is as though they have never heard from the farmers of the west who had kept airing their complaints about the problems they have been coping through the years because these big earthworms destroy their plants rather than keep them healthy! Now, the terraces is even faced with a monumental one. The large earthworms destroy the soil which supports the rocks which form the paddies. Government has set in to help. But you know how these people think. They are always thinking along the line of concrete and similar solutions. We can never expect them to think in terms of keeping the terraces in its old shape - by getting full restoration at work. Let us keep on hoping though that the terraces shall continuously be maintained somehow. It is a heritage to reckon with.
@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
i'm making a wild guess that if ever the government actually does something about this, politicians would right away take advantage and take credit for its restoration. it really sucks how politics have affected our daily lives..
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• Philippines
1 May 07
i don't think the government would even bother. not unless they find something different in the rice terraces which they can earn from. its sad but i'm in a belief that the government, specially the current administration, is too busy pampering themselves, making use of peoples money.
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@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
1 May 07
hmmm.. talk about busy.. elections are coming and they surely will be busy. they're focusing more on getting votes rather than resolving countrywide issues..
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
guys?? the banaue rice terraces?? deteriorating?? no way, ive been there just a couple of months ago and i must say it still takes my breath away just like it did 6 years ago when i went there... hmm what they are saying on tv is not true, it is still as magnificent before, now and probably in the long future... it is the best place in the worl to relax... no matter what they say, if they dint include it as one of the 7 wonders of the world, then that's so sad, because for me, even with all the technologies i know now, it still makes me wonder how man can do such thing, how they can accomplish such beauty...
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@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
5 Apr 07
deteriorating, in a sense that it is no longer maintained as it should. it is hardly noticable since the area of the terraces is pretty large.
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• Philippines
2 Apr 07
There are so many wonders of the world and we cannot list them all. I think it's better that they change the name - I mean we should not call them wonders for in fact practically all are wonderful because they are all creations of God.
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@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
i agree on that. maybe we coule just call it Top 7 Wonders of the world. c',)
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@jaykoopz (96)
• Philippines
1 Apr 07
its really sad that the rice terraces is no longer considered a wonder. but no matter what, i'm still proud of the banaue rice terraces and our ancestors who worked hard to build it.
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